NDP MLA Rick Glumac says new support for tourism project in Port Moody will attract visitors and boost local economies
PORT MOODY – New Democrat MLA Rick Glumac says new support from the BC NDP government for a tourism project in Port Moody will attract visitors, boost local economies and help communities recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The tourism industry was one of the sectors hit hardest by the pandemic,” said Rick Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam. “With this funding, the Sasamat Outdoor Centre will be able to replace infrastructure and improve accessibility so they can draw more visitors to our community for special events like weddings, retreats, and youth camps.”
This funding of $476,642 is part of a $21.3 million investment from the BC New Democrat government for shovel-ready destination development projects. People in Port Moody will benefit from this funding, as it will not only support people working in tourism but also help grow the local economy into the future.
The destination development funding invests in implementation-ready tourism infrastructure and amenities projects that support the recovery and resilience of tourism by creating jobs and developing infrastructure that will attract visitors to B.C. communities in the near and long term. Projects were chosen for their demonstrated tourism benefits to communities and British Columbians, along with new jobs, many of which will provide employment for apprentices, youth, new Canadians, women, and First Nations.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the New Democrat government has worked closely with B.C.’s tourism sector and provided $228 million in support to ensure businesses and non-profits can continue to draw visitors and benefit local communities for years to come.
For more information on destination development funding and a list of projects, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022TACS0003-000124
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